D's Skillet Gravy Recipe - Allrecipes.com
D's Skillet Gravy Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

D's Skillet Gravy

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"A classic recipe for brown beef gravy. If you like gravy, you'll love this!"

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Original recipe makes 2 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Sprinkle flour over the beef drippings in a skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until smooth and brown. Gradually stir in the water so that no lumps form. Boil until thickened, about 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Season with salt and pepper.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 30, 2004

This is a good basic recipe. I have been making gravy this way for years the only thing I do differently is I use bacon and fry it and not only use the drippings but I fry the bacon pretty crispy and crumble it up and throw it in there too.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 18, 2006

Pretty good. Not the country style gravy I was going for. Instead of 4 cups water, I did 2 cups water, 1 cup milk, and 1 cup buttermilk. I had to add cornstarch to thicken it up to my liking and added more salt and pepper. My dinner guests added more salt to it during dinner.

Feb 26, 2006

Very good, although I added beef bouillon shakers for extra beefy flavor. Also used 1/2 cup milk for extra creaminess. Thanks for a recipe that will be put to use often!

Feb 20, 2005

I did use 1/2 cup of milk and 1 1/2 cup of water for more of a country creamy gravy. It turned out great!

Oct 05, 2004

Turned out VERY GOOD as is and it was the first time I made gravy! I love gravy and this one was very good over mashed potatoes and beef. Although I think I might try to use beef stock next time for extra nutrients and flavour and see how that turns out, I think this recipe works fine with just the water and tastes good. I was impressed.

Nov 21, 2004

Very, very good. Yields less than I thought it would, but still excellent. I made it with Prime rib drippings and followed the recipe exactly, and it was great. One of the best I've ever tried.

Sep 26, 2006

The gravy was a little thin so I almost doubled the flour, used 3 T. grease from roast as pr. recipe, and 2 cups of the liquid from roast. My husband doesn't like any gravy except chicken, and really loved this. Thanks for the simple yet taste recipe.

Aug 27, 2006

Like a previous user said, I started with bacon drippings and it was FANTASTIC! I did 1 1/2 the recipe and made 1/3 of the liquid milk instead of water to give it creaminess. Incredible! I'll admit I added a few extra things like some black pepper, about 6 drops of hot pepper sauce and a little powdered beef stew seasoning and gravy thickener because I was worried it would be too thin. In the end, it was phenomenal and the texture was perfect. Like another previous user, I also knew the ingredients but not the proportions, and this one was right on the money! I also got my kids to taste it, as supper is still a couple of hours away, and they LOVED it!-- Simple and delicious--it would be hard to go wrong with this recipe as a base. Keep in mind, the liquid boils out so if you want a full two cups of gravy, change the recipe to say '3 servings' instead of 2. Enjoy!


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  • Calories
  • 76 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 9.7 g
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 300 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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